Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I gave in and tested

Well, when I was in the $tree the other day, I just could not help myself. I bought 3 HPTs. I figured even if I got negative, I only spent $3. I really wanted to hold out until tomorrow, but...I am glad I did not.

I tested at 10dpiui - negative. No big deal.
I tested at 11 dpiui - positive - maybe. The line was so so light that I only saw it when I took the test apart and held it up to the light.
I tested at 12 dpiui (today) and it was positive. Again, a faint line. But I could see it without any tricks. Trust me, I know all the tricks to see a positive hpt.


You would think that this is where this post would stop. But you would be wrong.

I tested at 6:30 this morning when I got up. At about 8:30 I went to the bathroom and I was spotting. I had joy for a whole 2 hours. How could this be happening again?

I called my RE and asked what I should do, he said to come in for a beta and progesterone check. I basically jumped in the shower and got there asap. I knew I had to be there by 9:30 because that is when the courier comes to pick up the blood.

I get there with plenty of time.

I got the call later in the afternoon. I am pregnant, but barely. Beta = 17 and P4 = 4.4.

He said the spotting could be from the low P4 and he upped my Prometrium. I have to go back on Thursday for a re-check of levels.

He also reminded me that beta doubles every 48 hours (about) and that at 15 dpiui (my original beta day) he would like to see a 50 or higher. So, if you do the math - 17 double would be 34 which (if doubled) would be over 50 by friday (original beta day)

I am more concerned with the spotting/bleeding than I am with the beta numbers. The spotting has turned more into bleeding. If I was not TTC, then I would totally think today was the start of my period.

Right now, we are basically in limbo. I am just totally praying that this is "normal" bleeding. My sister also reminded me that there was a strong possibility that I was pregnant with multiples and maybe I am losing one of the multiples and will continue with the pregnancy. My God, I hope she is right.

I hope I have better news on Thursday.


Jill said...

Congratulations!!! I am praying that the spotting/bleeding is nothing to worry about and your beta keeps going up, up, up!

april said...

you're in my prayers. think positive!! :)

Kristen said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thursday seems like such a long time away. Make sure you keep yourself busy. Worrying won't do you any good!!!!

Amy said...

I'll be praying for you.

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